T Llew Jones Children's Author

Birthday October 11, 1915
Birthplace Wales
Death Date Jan 9, 2009 (age 93)
Birth Sign Libra

About

Born Thomas Llewelyn Jones and better known by his pen name T. Llew Jones, this prolific children's author penned such acclaimed, Welsh-language works as Tan ar y Comin and Lleuad yn Olau.

Before Fame

After graduating from Wales' Llandysul Grammar School and before becoming a professional writer, he had a nearly four-decade career as a schoolteacher.

Trivia

He received a 2007 Welsh Publishsing Award for a bestselling poetry volume titled Geiriau a Gerais.

Family Life

One of his sons, Emyr Llewelyn Jones, was a prominent political activist of the 1960s and 1970s. His other son, Iolo Ceredig Jones, became an internationally-known professional chess player.

Associated With

In the mid-1980s, he translated Jules Verne's famous work, Round The World in 80 Days, into Welsh.



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